We woke to this beautiful sight out of our hotel window.
The day was glorious and perfect for driving to the top of a mountain. The road to the top is 19 miles long. The roads are narrow with few guard rails and many switch back sections. To say I was a nervous wreck is a huge understatement. Drew kept telling me the view was amazing, but I hardly looked. I just prayed we would get to the top safely.
|We started at the bottom red sign and switch backed all the way to the top!|
When we finally reached the peak, I felt this huge relief. We made it safely!! It was so, so, so windy and COLD. It was almost too cold to describe and the wind was brutal. It was 29 degrees and I would guess the wind was 20-30 mph sustained. We tried to take pictures, but they are really just hilarious. We were all too cold to look at the camera. Gail and Drew felt a little sick from the altitude. I had a hard time catching my breath and I am sure the kids did as well. Elena just cried until we went inside the gift shop/rest area.
|The best one!|
|The wind was fierce|
|Emma was trying so hard to smile, but it was just so hard.|
|One of the views from the peak|
|You can see the cog railway tracks in this picture.|
|Elena refused to look into the wind, but this is pretty good considering the conditions!|
|We just drove down this part of the road and this was pretty flat!|
|Elena fell asleep about 3 minutes after we got back into the car.|
|I just love how beautiful this is!|
|The sun's rays are streaming in the picture!|